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Opening PDFs


From: Brooks, George
Date: May 19, 2004 7:49AM

I am having a problem making PDFs accessible on our intranet. Seemingly, no
PDF that's opened in a browser window can be read by a screen reader (we use
JAWS). It just reads the title in the browser window and then stops as if it
were a blank page. However, the very same PDF is accessible if, for example,
it is opened independently.

I know you can set your copy of Acrobat Reader NOT to open in a browser
window, but that doesn't seem like the right solution (not to mention it's
client side).

Any idea of what could be wrong? I tried searching the internet and can't
find anything quite on point for this issue.

The problem occurs even with documents created with the new 6.0 version of
Adobe Acrobat.

Thanks in advance,

George Brooks

George Brooks - Webmaster
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Technology Services Department

One Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10010